Why is there no OIS in iPhone 6?

  • Apple wanted to make people buy iPhone 6+

    Votes: 41 45.6%
  • Limited supplies of the camera module so 6+ was prioritized.

    Votes: 3 3.3%
  • Technical reasons

    Votes: 28 31.1%
  • More than one of the above reasons.

    Votes: 12 13.3%
  • Not sure, don't know.

    Votes: 6 6.7%

  • Total voters
    90
  • Poll closed .

SteveJobs2.0

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What do you think is the reason for no optical image stabilization in the iPhone 6
 

NATO

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If I had to guess, I would say the camera module with OIS is taller than the one without, and if put into the iPhone 6 it would stick out more than on the iPhone 6 Plus given it's a thinner phone.
 
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gzzzz

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Sep 12, 2014
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Because Apple needs a new feature to sell the iPhone 6S :mad:

They could've easily added the feature to iPhone 6 by making it a bit thicker and increasing battery capacity, but they know that people will still buy the iphone 6 in spite of its missing features.
 
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Skylitfly

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May 3, 2014
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If I had to guess, I would say the camera module with OIS is taller than the one without, and if put into the iPhone 6 it would stick out more than on the iPhone 6 Plus given it's a thinner phone.

Pretty much this I guess. Im happy with my 6 despite it doesnt have OIS.
 
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Hal~9000

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Sep 13, 2014
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Because Apple needs a new feature to sell the iPhone 6S :mad:

They could've easily added the feature to iPhone 6 by making it a bit thicker and increasing battery capacity, but they know that people will still buy the iphone 6 in spite of its missing features.

It makes me sad just how right you are :(
 
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iPhone7ate9

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geoff5093

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No need for a smaller device. The 6 + is bigger and its more prone to a camera shake.
Sounds like an Apple answer...

There's no reason why someone wouldn't want OIS. It helps to mitigate camera shake, something that is present with your arms out regardless of what they are holding.
 
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Mercenary

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Sep 17, 2012
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OIS module is bigger, needs the bigger frame and consumes a lot more battery.
 
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iPhone7ate9

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Sounds like an Apple answer...

There's no reason why someone wouldn't want OIS. It helps to mitigate camera shake, something that is present with your arms out regardless of what they are holding.

Yes but if literally the only phone you can choose from is the iPhone 6, it's not going to matter. No one should be getting a 6+ SOLEY for the OIS.
 
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ucfgrad93

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Aug 17, 2007
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If I had to guess, I would say the camera module with OIS is taller than the one without, and if put into the iPhone 6 it would stick out more than on the iPhone 6 Plus given it's a thinner phone.

Sounds pretty plausible to me.
 
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iCarabma

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Feb 22, 2012
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There simply isn't enough space in the smaller model, I'm sure. Plus I'm sure it's a bit of a battery hog. The lens actually moves.
 
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JayLenochiniMac

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Nov 7, 2007
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Until you get into low light. Then OIS is the only way to go.

Not always. See http://techcrunch.com/2014/09/17/life-is-tough/?ncid=rss

iPhone 6, no OIS
img_0342.jpg


iPhone 6 Plus with OIS
img_00511.jpg


Hardly a significance difference between the two in term of real world usage as camera shake isn't always a given.
 
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ReallyBigFeet

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Apr 15, 2010
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The 6+ was targeted at older people with poor eyesight and shaky hands. OIS was a requirement.

For the younger more vibrant iP6 demogtaphic, wasn't needed.
 
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Marli

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Apr 9, 2011
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Looks like a stop more of light with the 6+.. Brighter image anyway.
 
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